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Is Stretching Really Necessary or Beneficial?

I have been running for nearly four decades and for many years I would regularly stretch. However over the last 15 years I have stopped doing that based on the literature and personal experience. So it is reassuring to learn that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed over six decades of research and found that stretching does little to prevent injury during exercise when done outside of a warm-up. In some cases, the increased flexibility that stretching promotes may...

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